Move over, Bugatti: the 1931 Miller V16 was the cream of the crop for a line of Indy-bred racing cars, and the only with a 16-cylinder engine; it’ll auction at RM Auctions next month.
If this is NASA’s escape pod, we can’t wait to see the real thing: the Max Launch Abort System will propel astronauts away from the Ares I rocket in the event of an emergency.
The Yin to the Carbon Edition’s Yang, Gemballa’s Mirage GT Matt Edition swoops in with a stealth-bomber paint job, 670 hp/630 Nm of torque V10, 0-60 of 3.7s and 208 mph top speed.
Installed at the Goodwood Festival in England, Gerry Gudah’s Audi Central Display stands a whopping 105 feet high; it features an R8 on one end and a 1937 Streamliner at the other.
Not content to dominate Microsoft, Google’s Autonomobile takes on the car makers and takes out the driver: there’s no steering wheel or brakes, although it ironically includes a bar.
Celebrating New York bike culture and local manufacturing, Core77′s Dutch Master bicycle is based on a Worksman cruiser frame and is hand-built by Brooklyn’s KT Higgins.
The 2010 Jaguar XJ is official: the all-aluminum chassis flagship sedan takes the design cues of the XF; the top model packs a 5.0L V8 with 510 hp, 461 lb-ft, good for a 0-60 of 4.7s.
For bicycle riders who appreciate name-brand cachet, Brooks is offering limited edition versions of its Swift Saddle in multiple colors; each celebrates various worldwide bike championships.
Proof that tons of man-made machinery are no match for the brute power of Mother Nature, this Train vs. Tornado video is a real-life disaster movie; skip to 1:00 to see it start.
Techart’s Porsche Cayenne Diesel lets owners keep their fuel economy and emissions low while addressing its power shortfall: 290hp, 465 lb-ft and a 0-60 of 7.7s (down from 8.3s).
Hurst sets its sights squarely on the wallets of Hemi fans with the Competition/Plus Challenger SRT8; you’ll get an Eibach suspension, Magnaflow exhaust and Hurst 20″ alloys.
You know it’s for the military when Montague says its Paratrooper has “no heat signature”; it’s a 24-speed “tactical mountain bike” that folds without tools in less than 30 seconds.
Hennessey throws one heckuva bone to track-hungry ZR1 owners with the 2010 Z700, upping power from 638 to 705 hp, dropping 60 lbs of weight and adding 300 lbs of downforce.
If mixing Top Gear’s James May and Gymkhana’s Ken Block sounds like a recipe for awesome, you’d be 100% correct: two of the three objects above really shouldn’t be flying.
Jason Battersby’s Project Nomad is an ATV with legs; assuming it’s a workable concept, it’d be more versatile over uneven terrain than wheeled rigs, making it a true all-terrain vehicle.
Decked out in red, white and blue, Pagani’s Cinque Roadster apes another American tradition: it’s an open-top Zonda R-based Coupe that keeps the same 0-100 km/h time of 3.4s.
If you happen to own a Mustang GT, Steeda’s 2010 Sport Edition provides handling tweaks with sport springs, billet lower control arms, underdrive pulleys and Nitto NT05 tires.
It’s not as cool as the futuristic Infinitas, but the PJ World Yacht makes up for it with comfort: six decks of cabins, a gym, spa, movie theater and pool, plus helipad and anti-piracy measures.
Stowing your bike onto a truck has always been a two step process, so Ogio’s Step-Up Ramp is a godsend: it lets you temporarily park the bike while you jump onto the tailgate.
The Cool Hunter’s been busy, with both Transformer and Space Invader skate parks on the way; still, our favorite project is a pair of Mini Coopers decked out in neon 8-bit livery.
Before the B-2 bomber was Germany’s Horten 2-29, which NatGeo has recreated to test out its stealth abilities; the result? World War 2 London would have never seen it coming.
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